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Getting Messy: A Guide to Taking Risks and Opening the Imagination for Teachers, Trainers, Coaches and Mentors

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Written in accessible prose with inspiring exercises, Getting Messy shows how teaching and learning are creative endeavors in which we create space for the expansion of our knowing to happen. You will discover how to: Find your voice and own your inner brilliance; Lead a group with beginner's mind; Uncover inspiration when you most need it; Recognize and utilize the creati ...more
Paperback, 262 pages
Published September 4th 2009 by Rawberry Books
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Jennifer Louden
May 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my very favorite books about teaching. Nobody else outlines what teaching is really like and how to approach is soulfully like Kim does. I created an entire course before i read this book on teaching - and it's great - but I wish I had this book before I created it because it would be even better. Luckily, Kim let me interview her to be part of the course. :) If you have an interest in teaching anything in a way that is real, sustainable and honest - as well as fun - please read t ...more
Emma
Feb 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vocation, teaching
This book really helped me imagine teaching differently. It is wise and practical and draws on other sources but also adds a lot from the author's own experience and training.
I've been studying hospitality (as in the spiritual practice, not as in hotels) and I like the connection between this and creativity that is hinted at in the book. I think a hospitable, creative approach to teaching, as to many other things, is the way forward.
Kim
Oct 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Several years ago the esteemed filmmaker David Lynch (Elephant Man, Eraserhead) said in response to a question about making movies, “You know, when I’m making a movie I don’t know what I’m doing.” Of course there is something that is guiding his actions but whatever it is, isn't something he can easily verbalize. That's the territory that Getting Messy explores. Specifically, how do we traverse unknown territory when we teach, train, coach, mentor, parent, or work in some other capacity with oth ...more
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Kim Hermanson, Ph.D. is on the faculty of the Pacifica Graduate Institute and leads workshops at Esalen Institute. Her books include Getting Messy: A Guide to Taking Risks and Opening the Imagination for Teachers, Trainers, Coaches and Mentors and Sky’s the Limit: The Art of Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey , which received an Independent Publisher Award. She received her PhD in Educational Psychology from ...more
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